Rugby Theatre review: A show you must see - no matter what

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Whistle Down the Wind

Rugby Theatre

until Saturday

Review by Zoe Ashton

My mother loves the wonderful music in Whistle Down the Wind and has seen six or seven professional productions over the years. And she enjoyed Rugby Theatre’s version just as much.

The whole cast and crew (including live snakes) must be congratulated on a fantastic show, where a group of children in 1959 Louisiana believe they have discovered Jesus in a barn.

In the lead roles Hollie Aires (Swallow) has a beautiful voice and a great future in musical theatre, while Chris Gilbey-Smith is brilliant as The Man, a really powerful performance. Scarlett Behl (Brat), Daniel Murray (Amos) and Rhiann Donal (Candy) are also very good.

The children’s numbers No Matter What and When Children Rule the World are especially memorable as are the company’s Vaults of Heaven, Cold - and of course, Whistle Down the Wind.